Game Preview - Red Wolves underdogs vs Cornhuskers at Nebraska
Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds
The Red Wolves will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Cornhuskers in Nebraska at Memorial Stadium on Saturday in Week 3 action.
They bring a 1-1 record (1-1 ATS) to the Week 3 battle against the 1-1 Red Wolves, who are 1-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Nebraska go 2-0 so far and the Red Wolves go 2-0.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Cornhuskers here saw them open as 24-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cornhuskers sit at No. 48 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Red Wolves are at No. 80 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cornhuskers will win this game 47-27.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 25-ranked offense (39.5 PPG) against a Red Wolves defense that ranks No. 117 at 42.5 PPG. The Cornhuskers passing attack has averaged 266.5 yards per game, more than the Red Wolves give up through the air (231 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Red Wolves own the league's No. 74-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 297 yards per game when on the road. Nebraska, on the other hand, rates No. 18 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Arkansas State won its last outing, a 33-28 result against Memphis on September 8. Arkansas State failed to cover in that game as a 23.5-point favorite, while the 61 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, Arkansas State's aerial attack generated 302 yards and the Red Wolves came away with a 33-28 victory over Memphis at ASU Stadium.
Nebraska was a 36-30 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UCLA. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (66) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, Nebraska got a 119-yard performance from Ameer Abdullah, but UCLA prevailed 36-30.
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Red Wolves at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arkansas State's last 10 games on the road
Arkansas State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Nebraska is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Nebraska is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Nebraska's last 9 games
Nebraska is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Arkansas State home to Alcorn State, Saturday, September 22
Nebraska home to Idaho State, Saturday, September 22